Not Your Ordinary Flower Shop

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, a family had a vision and that vision became a flower shop. It began in 1908 and was family owned for three generations before it was sold in 2011. Sadly, it closed in February 2020. It served the community for almost 112 years.

I had the opportunity (and honor) to work there for seven years. I left one year before it closed its doors forever. I started in design and then moved to the front of the store. I was plant coordinator and worked in customer service, taking phone and internet orders, and of course, much one-on-one with in-store customers.

It was a unique flower shop because it offered so much more than flowers. There were gifts and gourmet food items, plants, chocolates and candy…it was a special place for sure.

Everyday was beautiful in the flower shop. The decor was always picture perfect. But there was one time of the year that stood out from all the others. And that was Christmas. It was magical indeed.

We worked hard to put it all together. My boss was blessed with great insight and an eye for detail. I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves.

I am not the only one who misses that shop. Many people in the community miss it too. By this time of the year we would have been done with our wreathing. Many businesses all over town would sport beautiful fresh evergreen wreaths with bright red bows. Orders for Christmas arrangements would be stacking up by now. Sales and specials and new merchandise kept us on our toes but a visit from Santa was always welcomed. It certainly was a busy, but most wonderful, time of the year.

I hope you have pleasant memories to reflect upon that make you feel warm and fuzzy. Like how I feel when I look back at these pictures.

Have a blessed day. Enjoy the holiday season and make beautiful memories. ♥️

Andi

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